Dave Duarte is founder at Treeshake. As an educator and entrepreneur, he specialises in digital age leadership practice. He is also founder of the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, which does training internationally for the staff and clients of the world’s top ranked advertising agency group.

Dave serves on Endeavor’s Venture Corps, on the board of Mail & Guardian, and as Trustee for the Reach Trust, which has served over 10 million people in Southern Africa with mobile health and educational support. In 2014 Dave was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, where he serves on the Advisory Group. 

Dave was previously Programme Director at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, where he launched the the first social media strategy and mobile marketing courses in Africa; headed up Creative Commons South Africa; was a Dean at the Maharishi Institute of Management, and co-founded South Africa’s largest Social Media Marketing agency, Cerebra.

A passionate promoter of creative side-projects, Duarte is an award winning blogger and public speaker.